Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Yet sighes, deare sighs, indeede true friends you are,
 That do not leaue your best friend at the wurst,
 But, as you with my breast I oft haue nurst,
 So, gratefull now, you waite vpon my care.
 Faint coward Ioy no longer tarry dare,
 Seeing Hope yeeld when this wo strake him furst;
 Delight exclaims he is for my fault curst,
 Though oft himselfe my mate in Armes he sware;
 Nay, Sorrow comes with such maine rage, that he
 Kils his owne children (teares) finding that they
 By Loue were made apt to consort with me.
 Only, true Sighs, you do not goe away:
 Thanke may you haue for such a thankfull part,
 Thank-worthiest yet when you shall break my hart.

Philip Sidney
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